May 312014

Penguin here.

I actually first heard of guanacos the other day while watching Jeopardy, and thought that they were so adorable, I had to post a picture of one here on ACAD.

According to Wikipedia’s Guanaco article, guanacos belong to the camelid family (which includes alpacas, bactrian camels, dromedaries, llamas, and others) and they are native the mountainous regions of South America. Guanacos live in herds consisting of a dominating male, females, and guanaco offspring, also known as chulengos.

Guanaco Baby with Mother

Guanaco Baby with Mother

Images c/o Odd Anderson / AFP/Getty Images and found here: Los Angeles Times